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  • Delaware Wild Lands Great Cypress Swamp - Delaware Wild Lands
    as the headwaters of the Pocomoke River but ditching in the 1930 s has diverted a large portion of its drainage to the Delaware Inland Bays The Great Cypress Swamp is Delaware Wild Lands largest land holding and the largest freshwater wetland and contiguous block of forestland in the State of Delaware The character and history surrounding The Great Cypress Swamp are as diverse and intriguing as its flora and fauna and it offers endless opportunities for research about historic and ecological amenities of the region On the geological timescale The Swamp shows evidence of sandy ridges and shallow depressions which are remnants of the previous ice age when the Delmarva Peninsula was a desert of windswept sand dunes Today The Swamp is marked by hundreds of years of ditching and draining for agriculture extensive timbering and two major historical fires the second of which is believed to have been started by the explosion of a prohibition era still Over the course of 35 years or more Delaware Wild Lands has consolidated 10 000 acres of land in Sussex County Delaware and Worcester County Maryland to protect what remains of this once vast 50 000 to 60 000 acre swamp Just behind the Roman Fisher Farm Baldcypress knees and the swollen trunks of Black Tupelo rise from tannin amber water in a scene more reminiscent of the swamps in the Carolinas Deeper in the heart of The Swamp the broad leaves of Swamp Cottonwood shade vernal pools and remnant stands of Atlantic White cedar that serve as a reminder of what the forest once looked like Delaware Wild Lands current management efforts in The Swamp include Extensive hydrological restoration to restore native plant and wetlands communities like Atlantic white cedar and Baldcypress Habitat improvement projects to increase species diversity and

    Original URL path: http://www.dewildlands.org/our-work/great-cypress-swamp/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Delaware Wild Lands Other Conservation Lands - Delaware Wild Lands
    ecology of the area Delaware Wild Lands consolidated 14 individual parcels and well over 1 000 acres of land in the James Branch area from 1961 through the mid 1970s Then in 1994 Delaware Wild Lands conveyed its Trussum Pond holdings to the State of Delaware as an addition to Trap Pond State Park so that visitors canoeists birders and outdoor enthusiasts could marvel at the breath taking beauty and bounty of this ecological treasure Logan Lane Farm St Jones River Delaware Wild Lands began acquiring land along the St Jones River with the purchase of the 2 021 acre Logan Lane Farm in 1967 This property s abundant tidal salt marsh freshwater ponds forestland agricultural land and historic structures represent the diversity and magnitude of the cultural historical and natural features that make this property exceptional and unique Two notable firsts are attributed to this property a portion of this farm was included in the first Duke of York land grant and Town Point the plantation home which dates back to the year 1677 is the first site of the Kent County Court House Delaware Wild Lands later purchased the Buckaloo and Roberts properties that lie on the other side of the St Jones River and conveyed both tracts to the State of Delaware In 1985 the State of Delaware honored Delaware Wild Lands founder for his dedicated conservation of these critical natural areas by naming this collection of properties the Ted Harvey Conservation and Wildlife Management Area Angola Neck Even in the 1960s development of land resources along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay was prolific and spreading rapidly westward In an effort to save the upland forests and wetlands of Angola Neck and one of the last remaining open lands in Sussex County s

    Original URL path: http://www.dewildlands.org/our-work/other-conservation-lands/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Delaware Wild Lands Land Protection in Delaware - Delaware Wild Lands
    Lands Land Protection How You Can Help Make a Contribution Land Donations Planned Giving Events Volunteer Opportunities Newsroom Contact Us Land Protection When land does well for its owner and the owner does well by his land when both end up better by reason of their partnership we have conservation When one or the other grows poorer we do not Aldo Leopold Page under development Sign Up For Email Announcements

    Original URL path: http://www.dewildlands.org/land-protection/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Delaware Wild Lands Make a Contribution - Delaware Wild Lands
    like you Your contribution will help protect the natural beauty and unique resources of the State of Delaware now and into the future Delaware Wild Lands tax identification number is 51 0101678 Other ways to support Delaware Wild Lands and leave a conservation legacy are detailed in Land Donations Planned Giving For assistance or more information please call Delaware Wild Lands main office at 302 378 2736 DONATE ONLINE You can make a secure credit card donation using Delaware Wild Lands PayPal link no PayPal membership required MAIL CHECK If you prefer you may also send donations by mail Download this contribution form PDF and mail it with your check to Delaware Wild Lands 315 Main Street P O Box 505 Odessa Delaware 19730 HONOR A LOVED ONE If you would like to make a contribution in honor of a loved one Delaware Wild Lands will send your honoree a personal letter informing them of your thoughtful gift Your honorary contribution will be 100 tax deductible and Delaware Wild Lands will send you acknowledgement and receipt To make an honorary contribution please Supply contact information for your recipient Include any personal comments you would like to make to your recipient

    Original URL path: http://www.dewildlands.org/make-a-contribution/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Delaware Wild Lands Land Donations - Delaware Wild Lands
    Events Volunteer Opportunities Newsroom Contact Us Land Donations If you are considering permanent protection of your lands or other real estate please call us at Delaware Wild Lands We will work with you to understand and implement your long term goals for your land and how Delaware Wild Lands can assist in forever protecting the natural resources and value of your property while meeting your financial and conservation goals Make

    Original URL path: http://www.dewildlands.org/make-a-contribution/land-donations/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Delaware Wild Lands Planned Giving - Delaware Wild Lands
    amount or percentage of your estate or a specific asset within your estate This provides you with full control and benefit of your estate and assets during your lifetime and the satisfaction of making a meaningful and long term contribution to land conservation in Delaware If you wish to make a provision in your will please consult an estate planning professional as each state s rules and regulations vary We offer you the following language as an example I give and bequeath to Delaware Wild Lands Inc incorporate in the State of Delaware with principal offices at 315 Main Street Odessa Delaware 19730 dollars or of my estate for its general purposes to be used for the protection of Delaware s natural resources You may also want to include language that directs use of your contributions to a particular program or geographical location Charitable Trusts Trusts are a collection of assets that provide a stream of income An organization and or individuals can be designated as the beneficiary of the trust or the income generated from the trust assets Alternatively the income from the trust can be designed for one or more individuals and the trust assets designated to Delaware Wild Lands Charitable Gift Annuity This mechanism allows you to make a gift to Delaware Wild Lands now while retaining income from secure fixed payments for life A portion of the payments may be tax free or help you qualify for charitable income tax deductions Retirement Plans and Life Insurance You can designate Delaware Wild Lands as the beneficiary of your corporate or personal retirement plan life insurance policy bank account or brokerage account For example should you no longer need the full amount of your accumulated retirement funds or life insurance purchased years ago you may consider a gift

    Original URL path: http://www.dewildlands.org/make-a-contribution/planned-giving/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Delaware Wild Lands Events & Volunteer Opportunities - Delaware Wild Lands
    at Taylors Bridge Roberts Farm on May 7 2016 Hayrides Bird Walks Canoe Tour Door Prizes Face Painting Lawn Games Food Trucks and more This event is free everyone welcome Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival at the Roman Fisher Farm on May 21 2016 Come enjoy some foot stompin bluegrass and support the work of Delaware Wild Lands 5 Bands and 6 hours of Music Craft Brews Local Wines Food Trucks Games Vendors Tours of the Great Cypress Swamp Time 12 00 noon 6 00 pm Location the scenic Roman Fisher Farm at the Great Cypress Swamp Featuring Performances by Grammy nominated Guitarst for Della Mae and Solo Artist Courtney Hartman Flatland Drive Saltwater Stringband Kindred Spirits and New and Spare Fools a band consisting of Jon Simmons and Martin Wirtz of New and Used Bluegrass Wes Parks of No Spare Time and Todd Smith and Mickey Justice of Such Fools Food Trucks including B K Catering Vinnie s Pizza Truck Mr Bar B Que and Vanderwende Farm Creamery Tickets Adults 25 Youth ages 5 17 10 plus credit card processing fee 5 and under FREE For more updates visit our event page on Facebook Sponsors Tunnell Companies LP Christopher Martin MD

    Original URL path: http://www.dewildlands.org/make-a-contribution/events-volunteer-opportunities/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Delaware Wild Lands Newsroom - Delaware Wild Lands
    Contact Us Newsroom NEWS RELEASE Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival on May 21 to benefit Delaware Wild Lands Frankford Del Grammy nominated musician Courtney Hartman will headline the Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival in Sussex County on May 21 In addition to her solo career Ms Hartman is also guitarist and vocalist for the all female group Della Mae 19 APR 2016 Press Release Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival on May 21 NEWS RELEASE Celebration Open House at Taylors Bridge on May 7 is a free public event Odessa Del Several hundred people are expected to turn out for the first public tours of Delaware Wild Lands DWL newest acquisition the 1 250 acre Taylors Bridge Roberts Farm This family friendly event is free but pre registration is requested 4 April 2016 Press Release Open House at Taylors Bridge farm on May 7 NEWS RELEASE Conservation Partnership Creates More Than 10 000 Acres of Contiguous Wildlife Habitat in New Castle County Odessa Del One of the state s most rapidly developing areas lies in the heart of the Delaware Bay s fragile coastal zone Now a significant section of this sensitive ecological region has been conserved thanks to the private funding and an exceptional partnership 16

    Original URL path: http://www.dewildlands.org/newsroom/ (2016-04-24)
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